Apprentice Finalist Kathryn Burn Talks Business with Year 10 Students
The Apprentice 2022 finalist Kathryn Burn joined us at South Hunsley to share her knowledge and experience of business with our Year 10 students as part of National Careers Week.
Kathryn Burn finished in 2nd place in the BBC boardroom TV show The Apprentice, having the opportunity to pitch her online fashion retail business to Lord Sugar and his associates. Five years ago Kathryn launched My Christmas Pyjamas, a matching pyjama company for families that ran between September and December each year.
Kathryn spoke of her humble beginnings, having started My Christmas Pyjamas with just £50 from her home. The company soon grew enough that Kathryn was able to use a fulfilment centre who packaged and delivered her products on her behalf, which meant she had more freedom to work on other projects. In February 2022 Kathryn launched Pyjamily, an online store where families can buy matching sleepwear all year round.
Having tried a number of different career paths such as events management, working on cruise ships and training as a mortgage advisor, she ultimately wanted to have a more rewarding and flexible role which allowed her to be her own boss.
Students were able to take part in a Q&A session after the talk, as well as a select few being chosen to take part in a series of Apprentice style tasks with Kathryn to learn more about business acumen.